Finally, a special task force of the Homeland Security Advisory Council has been created to provide, among other things, recommendations regarding ways ICE could implement changes to the manner in which Secure Communities addresses those arrested for minor traffic offenses. This task force will also explore whether other minor criminal offenses should be handled in a similar manner. These reforms will help better focus Secure Communities on those individuals that meet ICE's enforcement priorities.
In addition, ICE and the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) announced plans for the enhanced civil rights monitoring of Secure Communities based on in-depth statistical analysis ofthe operation of the program. ICE and CRCL also implemented new training for state and local law enforcement, unveiled a new civil rights complaint process, and revised the detainer form ICE sends to state and local jurisdictions to emphasize the longstanding guidance that state and local authorities are not to detain an individual for more than 48 hours.
These measures will help guarantee that Secure Communities is operated in a manner that is fully consistent with all applicable civil rights and civil liberties laws and policies.